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About Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood

Rarely heard classical compositions by composers who fled a conflict-ridden Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s. Some, such as Franz Waxman (1905-1967), Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986), Erich Korngold (1897-1957), John Williams’ teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), and Miklós Rozsa (1907-1995), went on to win multiple Academy Awards and create the characteristic Hollywood sound that shaped what we hear at the movies today. Others, such as twelve-tone composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1945) and Ernst Toch (1987-1964), continued as seminal composers and teachers, deeply influencing the course of classical music in the U.S.

The program will also include selections from E4TT’s April 6, 2018 release, “The Hungarians: from Rozsa to Justus,” which won a Gold Medal in the 2018 Global Music Awards.


Serenade from Der Schneeman (1909) for cello and piano, by Erich Korngold

Mazurkas by Alexandre Tansman

Op. 31 #3 (Der “Jongleur,” 1923) for piano by Ernst Toch

“Chant hébraique” (1928) arranged for cello and piano, by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Selections from "November" for solo piano by Eric Zeisl

Songs by Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Waxman, and E4TT's David Garner (2012-13, from E4TT’s “Surviving: Women’s Words)

Duo Op. 8 for cello and piano (1931) by composer Miklos Rozsa

Vocalise (1995) by Andre Previn


Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello; Xin Zhao, guest pianist

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Recommended for ages 10 and up.

E4TT at Berkeley Piano Club

2724 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94705

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